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King Country Adventure Ride 2020

King Country Adventure Ride 2020

By Adventure Moto

April 18, 2020

2 Attendees

  • ADV77
  • billnben

Back in the good old days ( or bad old days ) I used to organize a ride called the king country adv ride which ran from 2009 to 2015. Mostly done through the now dead Kiwi Biker website.

Link to the 2012 ride that still has a few pictures…
https://www.kiwibiker.co.nz/forums/…venture-Ride-2012-(KCAR)/page4?highlight=kcar

Things changed and I got busy with other things and rider numbers dropped off so 2015 was the last ride.
These roads and tracks ( with the exception of Fishers Track ) are still as good as they were back then and I have continued to ride them sporadically over the years. But late last year I thought that maybe it might be time to string them all together again for another ride.

So here goes…

18th & 19th April

King Country Adventure Ride 2020

2 Day adventure ride through some of the best roads and tracks that the Waikato – King Country and the Central Plateau has to offer.

Day 1 consisting of aprox 300 km`s of gravel and tarmac as we wind our way down to Taumarunui for the evening with afternoon tea at the Matiere Cosmopoliton club ( tea & scones ? )
Day 2 consisting of 160 km`s of gravel and tarmac roads as well as the off road sections of fishers track & the 42nd traverse

Start will be at 10.00am from the Caltex service station on the corner of Te Kanawa St & Maniapoto St, Otorohanga.

Day one will finish for the night at the Taumarunui Holiday Park 0800 473 281
https://taumarunuiholidaypark.co.nz/
Lunch stop at Pio Pio.
Maximum distances between fuel stops of 180 km`s.

Sunday we will leave from Taumarunui at 9.00 am to take the back roads out to fishers track.
Lunch at National park before going through the 42nd Traverse and we should be all finished by 2.00pm at the latest to give everyone time to get home before dark.


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  • #32467

    Adventure Moto
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    • Bike: Husqvarna 701 E
    • Rank: 400cc Rider

    Discuss King Country Adventure Ride 2020]
    Cant seem to get it on the right day on the calendar. Date is 18-19th April.

    #32468

    Adventure Moto
    Participant
    • Location:
    • Bike: Husqvarna 701 E
    • Rank: 400cc Rider

    Back in the good old days ( or bad old days ) I used to organize a ride called the king country adv ride which ran from 2009 to 2015. Mostly done through the now dead Kiwi Biker website.

    Link to the 2012 ride that still has a few pictures…
    https://www.kiwibiker.co.nz/forums/…venture-Ride-2012-(KCAR)/page4?highlight=kcar

    Things changed and I got busy with other things and rider numbers dropped off so 2015 was the last ride.
    These roads and tracks ( with the exception of Fishers Track ) are still as good as they were back then and I have continued to ride them sporadically over the years. But late last year I thought that maybe it might be time to string them all together again for another ride.

    So here goes…

    18th & 19th April

    King Country Adventure Ride 2020

    2 Day adventure ride through some of the best roads and tracks that the Waikato – King Country and the Central Plateau has to offer.

    Day 1 consisting of aprox 300 km`s of gravel and tarmac as we wind our way down to Taumarunui for the evening with afternoon tea at the Matiere Cosmopoliton club ( tea & scones ? )
    Day 2 consisting of 160 km`s of gravel and tarmac roads as well as the off road sections of fishers track & the 42nd traverse

    Start will be at 10.00am from the Caltex service station on the corner of Te Kanawa St & Maniapoto St, Otorohanga.

    Day one will finish for the night at the Taumarunui Holiday Park 0800 473 281
    https://taumarunuiholidaypark.co.nz/
    Lunch stop at Pio Pio.
    Maximum distances between fuel stops of 180 km`s.

    Sunday we will leave from Taumarunui at 9.00 am to take the back roads out to fishers track.
    Lunch at National park before going through the 42nd Traverse and we should be all finished by 2.00pm at the latest to give everyone time to get home before dark.

    #32469

    Brainflex
    Participant
    • Location:
    • Bike: CT110, Husky TE 250, DRZ250, CB500X
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Sounds like a good weekend. Where are you starting from?

    #32471

    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Location:
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    I’ve done a couple of Marks’ earlier King Country rides and they are a good weekend. I’ll be back in NZ by then but might not have the bike back on the road.

    #32474

    Adventure Moto
    Participant
    • Location:
    • Bike: Husqvarna 701 E
    • Rank: 400cc Rider

    Start will be at 10.00am from the Caltex service station on the corner of Te Kanawa St & Maniapoto St, Otorohanga

    #32503

    ADV77
    Participant
    • Location:
    • Bike: BMW F800GSA 2014
    • Rank: 800cc Rider

    I got a four days off so I’m coming looking forward to it.

    #32504

    ADV77
    Participant
    • Location:
    • Bike: BMW F800GSA 2014
    • Rank: 800cc Rider

    Anyone keen on going half’s on accomadation cost PM me.

    #32585

    waihou_thumper
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    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    Looks like I am a joiner here….
    Nice to do this once again, may stay the Sat night as well.
    Cheers!

    #32603

    Box.a.Bits
    Participant
    • Location:
    • Bike: BMW R80 G/S, R100GS & M72 Sidecar, Gilera Runner ST200
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    I’ll be there, likely on the slidecar, hopefully with Mrs Box.a.bits in tow (still negotiating on that one). That means day 2 (Fishers & the 42nd) will be modified to fit. I guess I can probably live with that….

    We’ll do 2 nights at Taumaranui, as we are coming up from Wellington. Otorahanga is only an hr & a 1/4 up the road, & it’ll mean we don’t need to set up twice, or carry our gear for the first day. Also I like Taumaranui (it’s cheaper, lol).

    #32977

    Adventure Moto
    Participant
    • Location:
    • Bike: Husqvarna 701 E
    • Rank: 400cc Rider

    Obviously this ride is postponed until a later date.
    Most likely after winter, but we will have to see how long this nasty shite goes on 4.

    #35458

    Adventure Moto
    Participant
    • Location:
    • Bike: Husqvarna 701 E
    • Rank: 400cc Rider

    Rescheduled from April.

    Back in the good old days ( or bad old days ) I used to organize a ride called the king country adv ride which ran from 2009 to 2015. Mostly done through the now dead Kiwi Biker website.

    Link to the 2012 ride that still has a few pictures…
    https://www.kiwibiker.co.nz/forums/…venture-Ride-2012-(KCAR)/page4?highlight=kcar

    Things changed and I got busy with other things and rider numbers dropped off so 2015 was the last ride.
    These roads and tracks ( with the exception of Fishers Track ) are still as good as they were back then and I have continued to ride them sporadically over the years. But late last year I thought that maybe it might be time to string them all together again for another ride.

    So here goes…

    5th & 6th December

    King Country Adventure Ride 2020

    2 Day adventure ride through some of the best roads and tracks that the Waikato – King Country and the Central Plateau has to offer.

    Day 1 consisting of aprox 300 km`s of gravel and tarmac as we wind our way down to Taumarunui for the evening with afternoon tea at the Matiere Cosmopoliton club ( tea & scones ? )
    Day 2 consisting of 160 km`s of gravel and tarmac roads as well as the off road sections of fishers track & the 42nd traverse

    Start will be at 10.00am from the Caltex service station on the corner of Te Kanawa St & Maniapoto St, Otorohanga.

    Day one will finish for the night at the Taumarunui Holiday Park 0800 473 281
    https://taumarunuiholidaypark.co.nz/
    Lunch stop at Pio Pio.
    Maximum distances between fuel stops of 180 km`s.

    Sunday we will leave from Taumarunui at 9.00 am to take the back roads out to fishers track.
    Lunch at National park before going through the 42nd Traverse and we should be all finished by 2.00pm at the latest to give everyone time to get home before dark.

    https://advrider.com/f/threads/king-country-adv-ride-2020.1432333/page-3#post-41260297

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